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  • Ohio Employers May Receive Checks in October if BWC approves Governor DeWine’s $1.5 Billion Request

    The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors will vote at its monthly virtual meeting Sept. 25th on Governor Mike DeWine’s proposal to send Ohio employers up to $1.5 billion in dividends to ease the impact of COVID-19 on Ohio’s economy and business community. If approved, the dividend would be the second one this year to ease the pandemic’s impact.

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  • COVID-19 Claims in Workers’ Compensation Arena

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    Since March, 2020, when Governor Mike DeWine declared a state emergency due to the novel coronavirus, the Ohio Workers’ Compensation system effectively slowed to a halt. The Director of Health’s Stay at Home order and increased spread of the virus dictated that the majority of Ohioans remain at home for several months.

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  • OSHA Updates and Hot Topics

    By: Carl E. Habekost, Esq.
    chabekost@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    COVID-19 and OSHA Reporting Requirements
    Under 29 C.F.R. 1904.39(b)(6), all employers are required to contact OSHA to report certain types of injuries and illnesses.  The reporting requirement is in addition to recordability requirements.

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  • New OSHA Beryllium Standard for General Industry

    By: Donald Elswick, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT
    Elsmart Associates
    elsmart0101@nullgmail.com
    A final rule issued by OSHA revises the agency’s beryllium standard for general industry. The changes affect provisions for methods of compliance, personal protective clothing and equipment, hygiene areas and practices, housekeeping, medical surveillance, hazard communication, and recordkeeping.

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  • The Supreme Court Rules That Title VII Prohibits Discrimination Based On Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

    In a historic 6-3 decision, the United State Supreme Court ruled in Bostock v. Clayton County Georgia that Title VII prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
    As we previously reported, on October 8, 2019, the United States Supreme Court consolidated and heard oral arguments in three significant sex discrimination cases regarding Title VII’s coverage of sexual orientation and transgender status discrimination.

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